The Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve protects one of the largest and densest cedar forests in Lebanon. Eighty percent of the trees in the forest are cedars. The unique geography and topography of the forest has sheltered the area from excessive tourist activity. The hiking trails, here, in the rocky terrain of the mountains are not for the faint of heart. However, a trip to Tannourine is well worth it. The stunning mountainous landscape, with cedars seemingly defying gravity and growing on extremely vertical slopes, is impressive. Visitors will also enjoy the opportunity to discover rock-cut or naturally occurring grottos on their hike, as well as rare flowers particular to this high altitude terrain.
How to get there?
From Beirut, take the coastal highway north to Byblos (Jbeil). At Byblos, head east towards Aannaya (follow the sign to Tannourine), past Ehmej, and Laqlouq. At the main road in Laqlouq turn left (follow the sign to Tannourine). The journey should take less than 45 minutes from Byblos (Jbeil).
From Tripoli, take the coastal highway south to Chekka and then proceed past Amioun, Kousba, Qnat, and Hadath Al Jebba to Tannourine Al Fawqa. The journey should take less than 45 minutes.
From Batroun, go east towards Aabrine, Sourat, Daael. Just before you reach Deir Billa, turn right and continue towards Kfarhelda and then to Tannourine Al Fawqa.
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